IDC Manufacturing Insights

By MMH Staff · October 10, 2017
Modern Materials Handling staff sat down with John Santagate, Research director for service robotics at Manufacturing Insights to talk about the current state of the industry.
By Bridget McCrea · August 28, 2017
Mobile technologies are certainly changing how we track freight outside of the four walls, putting “real-time” logistics management within the grasp of many savvy shippers. However, our analysts content that we have more work to do in the areas of investment and integration into existing operations.
By Josh Bond · December 19, 2016
IDC releases predictions that suggest manufacturers slow to adapt will not survive, but leaders will also face a new set of challenges.
By MMH Staff · June 8, 2016
Process regulation and standardization can minimize foodborne diseases in United States, according to IDC Retail Insights.
By Josh Bond · December 23, 2015
The next four years are likely to see a re-imagining of the manufacturing supply chain amid changing customer demands and technological innovation.
By Josh Bond · December 17, 2015
The next four years are likely to see a re-imagining of the manufacturing supply chain amid changing customer demands and technological innovation.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2015
New IDC Manufacturing Insights report assesses technology adoption among smart manufacturing products.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Ninety-six percent of manufacturers intend to have at least some products "connected" by 2018.
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2014
Our top technology analysts give us an in-depth look at the current penetration of wireless and mobility outside of the four walls and offer their outlook on the future of real-time, 24/7 supply chain monitoring.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2014
WMS is now called upon to support omni-channel fulfillment and the increased use of automation that’s necessary to make it all work. Here’s how retailers, manufacturers, and distributors are continuing to drive the evolution of the market’s most mature software.
By Josh Bond · January 30, 2014
Retailers expected to pursue real-time capabilities for customized, personalized and localized customer service.
By Josh Bond · January 29, 2014
Retailers expected to pursue real-time capabilities for customized, personalized and localized customer service.
By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2013
Emerging markets are key targets of new initiatives, even as the number of executives considering near-shoring has tripled.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2012
To support the productive enterprise, supply chains must embrace resiliency and become “massively multidimensional.”
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2012
To support the productive enterprise, supply chains must embrace resiliency and become “massively multidimensional.”

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